Oral airway flow dynamics in healthy humans.

  title={Oral airway flow dynamics in healthy humans.},
  author={Terence C. Amis and Nathan O'Neill and John R. Wheatley},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={515 ( Pt 1)},
1. Oral airway resistance (RO) is an important determinant of oro-nasal partitioning of airflow (e.g. during exercise and sleep); however, little is known of factors influencing its magnitude and measurement. 2. We developed a non-invasive standardized technique for measuring RO (based on a modification of posterior rhinomanometry) and examined inspiratory RO in 17 healthy male subjects (age, 36 +/- 2 years (mean +/- s.e.m.); height, 177 +/- 2 cm; weight, 83 +/- 3 kg). 3. Inspiratory RO (at 0.4… CONTINUE READING